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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 548–553

Coherent propagation effect of incoherent light

Norio Morita, Kenji Torizuka, and Tatsuo Yajima  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 548-553 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.3.000548


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Abstract

The coherent propagation phenomenon of incoherent light through a resonant medium was experimentally demonstrated in the subpicosecond time region, using Na atoms and the light from an imperfectly mode-locked cw dye laser. The coherence spike with a 0.35-psec width in the cross-correlation profile between the propagated incoherent light and the initial light develops the same specific oscillatory structure as seen in the propagation of a weak coherent subpicosecond pulse. A theoretical analysis was also performed, and the experimental results are in considerably good agreement with the calculated ones.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 1985
Published: April 1, 1986

Citation
Norio Morita, Kenji Torizuka, and Tatsuo Yajima, "Coherent propagation effect of incoherent light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 548-553 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-3-4-548


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